4.01.2012

Family Ties

Last week, I spent a few days in the hospital due to some abdominal pains. Turns out, the doctors are still unsure what is going on, and we are waiting on some results from other tests, but thank God I am home, and thank God for my amazing family. This post is especially dedicated to my loving family.

I called Bao when I checked into the hospital so that she could keep my family in the loop. She was immediately concerned, called everyone, and put down a lot of money to send my mom out right away to help take care of me. Chi Hai provided the much needed comic relief while I was stuck and miserable in the hospital. Andrea put Ava in the car and drove 5 hours to help take care of Riley so Eric could be with me in the hospital when needed. Erin called/texted every day, making sure we asked the right medical questions (thank goodness for medical professionals in the family). My mother-in-law wrote me loving and encouraging emails every night that I read before trying to get some sleep. My Mom and Aunt came out to help take care of Riley and fed our entire family while I was recovering. And let's not talk about the superman that is Eric. He rallied up friends in the area to come watch Riley so he come come be with me. And a HUGE THANK YOU Eric Loonan, Jenna and Amy too for coming out right away to help with Riley!

There were many times while in the hospital I just felt miserable, but realizing what a strong network of loved ones I have made me feel so fortunate and so blessed, and if I've been bad about saying it, I just wanted to thank you all so much. I don't know what we ever did to deserve you, but I am so grateful for you and you helped us get over a very tough week in our lives.

I'm feeling much better, I get an occasional pain here and there, but nothing to send me back into the hospital. Its beyond great to be back with my little girl and I hope my health continues to just get better.